Saturday, 6 June 2015

Picture This #306 ~ Art

Art,
Seems that we always find some wonderful works of art with all the photos we shoot. Eye candy for sure.

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15 comments:

  1. Love the colours in the first one.Nice eagle, very stately. Those galloping creatures are very mystical and the last photo is really something different

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    1. That is the statue at Soap lake. Looking out over the healing waters.

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  2. Hi Randall !! Good to see you posting here again. Great shots for Anders' theme. Nice colourful first photo. Beautiful wood-carving of the eagles head. Is it the front-piece of a canoe? Love the statues of the stallions galloping, as symbol of freedom. Is the figure in the last photo a representation of Icarus?

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    1. Yes that man was carving this canoe in memory of one who had died. What craftsmanship.
      http://www.soaplakeforlocals.com/thearts/healingwaterssculpture.html
      THat is more information on the statue.

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  3. Hi Randall ! Love your selection for this week's theme. All are very different from what I'm used to seeing... One of the merits of this wonderful Group that Picture This is, enables me to see and learn many things about other countries, other cultures...wonderful, isn't it?

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    1. It does go to show us how small the world really is. Now the firs shot is of beads that a native american friend gave my wife.

      The second is as noted in the reply to mitch, a canoe in honor of another.

      The third is of the Iron horse monument. Here is a little more information from the net.
      e road sign calls it Wild Horses Monument, but the real name of this artwork is Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies. And despite being begun in 1989, it’s still not complete!

      The trail itself is unremarkable, but after reading the history of the sculpture, you may agree that it’s worth the stop, and the short hike to see it up close.

      The sculpture was designed and created by Chewelah sculptor David Govedare. He envisioned a 36-foot tall woven basket made of steel, tipped up by Grandfather (a symbol of the Great Spirit), to allow the 18 horses within to run free.

      The sculpture was to be completed and then presented as a gift during Washington’s Centennial celebration in 1989. The state ceded the land to Grant County for that purpose.

      The last is of the healing water statue at soap lake, Wa. This lake was
      http://www.soaplakecoc.org/soap-lake-history/

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    2. Many thanks, Randall, for the comprehensive explanation...

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  4. Wow, love the beads up top and really like the magnificent eagle!! The horses are maybe iron? A fantastical effect. And marvelous wings in the bottom piece. I would love to know more about it and be able to walk all around it. Great stuff!

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    1. I posted a little more information about all of them up above if you would like to know more.

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    2. The Soap Lake Coc site was fascinating! Thank you so much. So interesting that Native women raced horses, also the woman and her daughter who homesteaded. I have long been interested in the settling of the American west so the info was great. Thanks!

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  5. wow beautiful

    Exceptiona detail

    Beautiful workmanship of the horses and eagle.

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  6. hi randall very colourful art in your first pic, fantastic the last one is it Indian art?

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    1. Check out the reply to belita, it will tell you more about it. Thank you.

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